Mr. Millard Hoyt Pitts, age 89, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at a local nursing facility.
Mr. Pitts was born in Pike County, GA on November 30, 1931, son of the late Howard Beachum Pitts, Sr., and the late Iva Beatrice Buchanan Pitts. Being born during the Great Depression resulted in a lifetime of frugal living and hard work. Orphaned at a young age, he understood the importance of family; he and his two brothers and sister formed a strong family unit. He attended Spalding County High School and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. He enjoyed watching western and war movies that he had seen multiple times, enjoyed Archie Bunker and Andy Griffin Shows but held disdain for Johnny Dept, who ruined his memory of the Lone Ranger. Prior to his retirement, he was an employee of Sonat Gas Company. Mr. Pitts was a member of the Lindale Lodge #455 F. & A. M., was a Shiner, and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, James Douglas (Jim) Pitts and by 2 brothers, H. B. Pitts, and John W. Pitts.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mellie Merline Beam Pitts, Silver Creek, whom he truly loved; 2 sons, Bob Pitts, Lindale, and John Pitts, Silver Creek; a daughter, Janna Pitts, Rome; a sister, Rilla Ross, Griffin, GA; 4 grandchildren, Haley Murray (Drew), Marquitta Phillips, Kristen Laguna, and Korey Pitts; 5 great grandchildren, Keaden Phillips (Skyler), Tayley Phillips, Dega Keith, Asia Keith, and Lorelai Laguna; 1 great-great grandchild, Kristian Phillips, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel. The Rev. Keith Howell will officiate. Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens with the American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard providing full military honors.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Tuesday from 12:30pm until time for the service.
Pallbearers serving are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, at 1:30pm on Tuesday and include; Korey Pitts, Dalton Smith, Guss Edwards, Drew Murray, John Hendrix, and Todd Wheeler.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.Read More